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all evening. gunfire inside a baltimore county hospital. wjz is live at the university of maryland, st. joseph's medical center. meghan mccorkell explains what happened. meghan? >> baltimore county investigators remain out here on this scene. you can see a live look at the scene from sky eye chopper 13. right now, as police try and determine how an officer's weapon discharged during a struggle with a prisoner. >> reporter: it was just after 2:30 this afternoon. a female police officer was in the emergency room, guarding a prisoner, when hospital staff noticed something wasn't right. >> at some point, one of the hospital staff people discovered that the prisoner had a needle of some sort. hidden in his clothing. >> reporter: a hospital staff person tried to take the need a- - needle away, but the prisoner struggle. -- struggled. that's when the officer intervened. in the struggle, the officer's gun fired, discharging bothe --
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into the wall. >> the officer discharged pepper spray in an attempt to subdue the prisoner. that attempt was unsuccessful. >> that's when they rushed to the scene and managed to subdue the prisoner. >> reporter: and investigators are stipulated -- expected to be out here for several hours. we've learned that the prisoner was an adult male who was wanted on a burglary charge. live at the university of maryland st. joseph's medical center, i'm meghan mccorkell, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you, meghan. the hospital just released this statement moments ago, thanking the quick response of the emergency department and the um st. joseph's security team for resolving the incident quickly with no injuries. for the first time, a local blogger is speaking out with standoff police. he remains in jail tonight. investigator mike hellgren tells us what he had to say. and what the judge said about him. mike? >> reporter: and vic, he is a man who is rarely at a loss for words. he said he believes that getting his story out will mean
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justice. the prosecutor said he was an extreme risk to public safety. >> reporter: the home where james macarthur broadcast his standoff with police is now boarded up, as he fights for his freedom. the local blogger and journalist told me before a contentious bail review, that police have a vendetta against him and that he would never harm a soul. he was surprised to hear this baltimore spectator website was still up and running and proud of the worldwide attention his standoff received, heard by thousands. >> this is a ratings bonanza, a smash hit. just don't smash my -- >> we'll be waiting for you when you come out, mr. macarthur. >> reporter: the standoff started saturday. they said macarthur made threats online. but he told wjz he was only joking. adding to his problems, police say they found a shotgun andamo in his -- and ammo in his home and filed nigh charges against him. mcarthur claims he never had a weapon. >> reporter: the judge did not buy his story. and she said she believed he
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was a danger to the public. >> reporter: i'll citing what she calls his violent nature and criminal backgrounds in california and in maryland. >> reporter: macarthur said state delegate jill carter is representing him. she did not show up in court. he told me he feels like a caged beast in chains. >> i'm just a homeowner in neighborhood, citizen in baltimore who just wanted to do his part to make this place better. and somehow, some way, you eye guys keep messing with me. and this is the life i live now. >> reporter: he did undergo a mental health evaluation. the results were not available today. so no bail. he, as we said, remains in jail tonight. back to you. >> mike, thank you. macarthur accused police are trying to destroy his civil rights. police have declined to comment about the case. the baltimore woman accused of killing her child, is out of the hospital and is being held without bail tonight. mary is live in the newsroom with the latest on this. >> nicole fitzgerald is facing
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abuse charges in the death of 2- year-old paris. you can see the wound she inflicted on herself attempting to cut her throat. when officers arrived at her home, they found a 32-year-old holding a knife. they found her son dead from multiple stab wounds. fitzgerald is also charged with assault and reckless endangerment. denise? >> the little boy's aunt and uncle say fitzgerald has been dealing with health problems. a man is arrested after going off an embankment. just after noon today. the car went off winter's run road. coming to a stop. rescue crews pulled a 21-year- old man from the car and he was flown to shock trauma. his condition is unknown at this point. another troubling incident tonight, involving a local school and a weapon. police say an arlington elementary school student threatened another student on a bus with a bb gun. the bus driver reported the incident. but the student hid the gun in school. a custodian found it. and the student was disciplined. the university of maryland's women's basketball coach helped bring the problem
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of drug shortages to the national spotlight. now, a local hospital tells maryland hospitals, the growing problem is impacting their work. wjz is live. derek valcourt explains how the shortage nearly affected surgeries at anne arundel medical center. derek? >> hospital officials told lawmakers it was a close call. they almost canc willed surger -- canceled surgery because of a shortage. >> reporter: as doctors at anne arundel medical center prepared for surgeries on a late november weekend, they became concerned about their supplies of a drug needed for anesthesia. in fact, supply was so low, doctors considered cancellations to their surgery schedule. >> fshtszly -- fortunately, supply was identified. it's an example of how hospitals have to continuously monitor their supply of critical drugs. >> reporter: drug shortages have become increasingly common. from 2005 to 2011, the number of drugs on the fda's shortage list has more tripled. >> how concerned are you?
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>> i think the public needs to be concerned but not panicked. and every hospital in the state, and i'm quite sure every hospital in the country is facing the same difficulty. >> doctors say manufacturing problems, drug companies eliminating older drugs in favor ever more profitable ones and middle companies that buy up medications in short supply and resell them at huge markups. the issue gained national attention when university of maryland basketball coach brenda frese and her husband spoke out. after learning that a drug that helped treat her young son's lukeep leukemia was costly and in short supply. they led the national cause to find a solution. he promises promises promises to crack down on prov tearing wholesalers. >> i think if it's not criminal, it should be made one. basically what you're doing is stealing somebody's life. >> maryland state lawmakers are deciding whether they should weigh this on this topic, investigating whether there's any legislation they could pass that would alleviate some of the drug shortage.
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derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right. thank you, derek. the fda has already tightened rules on drug manufacturers. but doctors say more needs to be done. more problems with speed cameras in baltimore. city officials admit they found another camera recording inaccurate speeds. wjz is live on cold spring lane. adam may has the latest black eye for the program. >> reporter: no question, this is one of the busiest roads in baltimore. and this camera here has some issues. >> reporter: this speed camera on cold spring lane near falls road has recorded 11,000 speeders. but now, after a handful of challenges, eight tickets have been voided because the camera was recording inaccurate speeds. >> the camera is having some kind of glitch that we're told. but what kind of glitch, i really don't know. >> reporter: the city council, planning to hold hearings on the growing problems. an investigation by our media partner, the baltimore sun, also found problems with at least two other cameras, outraging drivers. >> i think this -- they should just give us all our money
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back. >> i think it's a money maker. >> how many have they not caught that they have made errors on? >> reporter: in fiscal year 2012, drivers paid more than $19 million in fines. $4 million more than projected. mate -- the mayor, speaking at a school, defends the camera program. >> i don't want anyone to get a ticket in error. but i'd rather face that person and correct that problem because you can't bring a child back. if we lose one because somebody thinks it's more important for them to get to work, you know, five minutes late instead of 10 minutes late. >> the mayor assembled a task force to look into the cameras well before these errors became public. she tells wjz the cameras are making streets safer. speed violations dropped by 80% last year. and the average speed of drivers down at 44 of 48 fixed camera locations. that means school zones are now slower. >> reporter: city officials point out, when you look at all
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the cameras in the city, the error rate right now is less than one quarter of 1%. reporting live, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> adam, thank you. the city council investigation is expected next month. an appeals court denies the government's request to reconsider a controversial stop- smoking campaign. the decision blocks a requirement that tobacco companies put large, graphic health warnings on cigarette packages, to show that smoking can disfigure and even kill people. the government has 90 days to appeal the decision to the u.s. supreme court. republicans and democrats are digging in their heels. if they don't find compromise by the end of the year, taxes will go up for everyone. and massive spending cuts will automatically kick in. danielle nottingham has the latest on negotiations from capitol hill. >> reporter: house members left the capitol in the middle of the fiscal fight. they're not due back until next week. but house speaker john boehner is staying behind, ready to sit down with the president. >> we can't sit here and
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negotiate with ourselves. >> reporter: president obama is rejecting the republican proposal because it does not raise taxes on households making more than $250,000 a year. the gop is offering to close tax loopholes and limit deductions instead. >> now, the revenues were put in. going to come from, guess who? the rich. . >> reporter: health republicans say if bush era tax cuts aren't extended for everyone, it will hurt the economy. and they invited small business owners here to capitol hill to make their point. >> reporter: max olsen opened an insurance company this year and is concerned he won't be able to add employees. >> you add their payroll, plus an extra tax amount. then i might not be able to hire them because of it. >> reporter: president obama pressed his case tuesday with ceos of some of the country's largest companies. >> and i'm here to tell you that nobody wants to get this done more than me. >> reporter: the president says he wants to raise tax rates on just about everyone in the room to balance the budget.
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>> we're not insisting on rates. just out of spite or out of any kind of partisan bickering. but rather, because we need to raise a certain amount of revenue. >> reporter: the president said once republicans put rate hikes on the table, the two sides could find compromise. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. president obama also told business leaders he will not play games with the fashion's debt ceiling. a string of unseasonably mild days continues right now. a live look outside. and not too bad of a day. but not nearly as warm as the last few days we've seen. bob is in the first warning weather center with the updated forecast. bob? >> if you were asleep all day today, awake yesterday. and going out tonight. big change. because temperatures have been dropping. down to 49. now, it's down to freezing. 32 in oakland. that's coming our way. 48, ocean city. and we are running 11 degrees colder right now than we were
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yesterday at this time. in oakland, 22 degrees colder, as you see, out to the west. white a bit colder. and tomorrow will be a sunny, dry day. but it will be chilly. temperatures only in the 40s. probably only mid-40s tomorrow afternoon. it will be colder next day or so. but even milder air coming back for the weekend. big business for baltimore. the national aquarium is one of the most popular tourist attractions downtown. and it's raking in money. wjz is live there now. christie ileto explains why this is good news for everyone. christie? >> yeah, a new report shows that visitors are from out of town. they spend big bucks for the area. and the national aquarium is the main reason they come to baltimore. >> reporter: for deborah hanley, when you come to baltimore, there's one place you have to go. >> the aquarium. today is my 60th birthday. and i'm skipping work to celebrate. >> reporter: that's the city's main attraction for hanley and for more than a million other visitors this past year,
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according to a new report. >> reporter: numbers show these underwater creatures draw large crowds, drive more than $300 million to the city and state and help maintain over 3300 jobs. >> it helps us to understand really the impact that we're making in the community. >> reporter: the aquarium commission report comes just as the nonprofit receives a grant from the state to help renovate its rate trade exhibit. >> the 2.5 million dollars that the state made available to us, to help support that project is very, very important. to us, remaining vital and relevant. really providing new things for our visitors. >> the report also shows that after people who come to the national aquarium annually. >> what does that mean for marylanders? how do they benefit? >> because people are coming from out of town, money that they earn elsewhere that they're spending here. so everyone from maryland
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benefits from that. >> reporter: translation, out- of-towners spend money funneled right back here to our city. our very own backyard. >> and because there have been so many out-of-towners visiting the aquarium. they were able to bring back a program that gives discounted rates to local visitors. reporting live downtown, christie ileto, wjz eyewitness news. >> thank you, christie. as for the renovation, it is a $12.5 million project that is scheduled to open next summer. baltimore is sometimes called the city that reads. the mayor stephanie rawlings- blake. the mayor is joined by volar -- volunteers. it gets volunteers to help improve third grade reading proficiency. royal pain. wait until you hear the prank call made to the hospital, where pregnant kate middle middleton is being treated. cliff hangers.
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i'm pat warren. coming up. federal employees react to potential job cuts. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, fema gives the cold shoulder to people in chris field still suffering after hurricane sandy. that story as eyewitness news continues. the brief, spring-like break is over. stick around for the updated first warning weather forecast. you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the
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clear, 49 degrees in
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central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. stiewbtszs often complain that adults don't listen to them. baltimore's public schools wants to do more about that. >> dr. dallas dance held a town hall meeting today, where students could ask him anything. >> we're going to be taking a variety of questions. >> dr. dallas dance, baltimore county's superintendent is connecting with students via face to face ask twitter. it's an informal, unscripted open questions. they range from questions about air conditioning in schools to more vegetarian options in cafeterias, to using smart phones in classrooms. >> i feel like it was very successful and thaty file like a lot of students got to express to dr. dance their opinions and ideas. >> i wanted to have face time with the students but also have connection with each other.
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we don't provide many opportunities where students can interact with towson. we gave them the opportunity today. and you saw from where the students were sitting, they were not seeing necessarily with their home schools. and other high schools also participated by sending in questions via twitter. others watched it on the live stream capable cable feed. >> another town hall meeting is set for the spring. maryland's casinos continue to rake in the dough. the three casinos made $43.1 million in november. hollywood casino perryville generated $5.4 million. and ocean downs took in more than $3 million. super storm sandy caused millions of dollars in damage here in maryland. the worst, of course, on the eastern shore. especially chris field. well, tonight, the federal government has denied another request for emergency aid. and alex demetrick explains why.
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>> reporter: when sandy flooded chris field, saving lives came first. >> reporter: there water coming from the side of the residence now? >> yes, ma'am. >> iptdz you to try to stay calm. >> ii have my grandson with me. jazz sitting just above the bay, many in town took a hit. >> my building took a big beating. it's the worst i've seen. >> clearly, chris field took it the hardest. in terms of sea level rise and tidal surge. and a lot of people have been swamped out of their homes. >> reporter: the governor asked for federal disaster relief. money for repairing infrastructure is approved. but now, help won't be coming to homeowners. because not enough damage was done. fema director craig fugate said at this point, it does not support a major presidential disaster declaration because not enough damage was done. you know our hearts go out to them. >> we need help. we need help.
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we cannot do it. >> reporter: the reason, many who lost furn as -- furnaces, first floors and roofs don't have the money to make repairs. >> it comes hard to know you have to pay that much money out of your pocket, which we don't have. >> we are a small town in a rural area. and you have to look at the level of damage that we had. the level of income we had in this area, which is extremely low. and take all of that into consideration. >> reporter: maryland's members of congress say they will restate that dilemma to fema, just as they did when floodwaters were still in the street, over a month ago. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: governor o'malley said he will formally appeal fema's decision. in the wake of super storm sandy, the national hurricane center is losing the criteria it uses in issuing hurricane warnings. the hurricane center has revised its hurricane warning policy to include any storms to bring hurricane forced winds, even if the storm is in the a hurricane. some criticized center after parts of sandy devastated parts
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of the shore. because a hurricane warning was not issued ahead of the storm. >> interesting. >> i agree 100%. it was the nor'easter, technically. because it made a transition from a warm storm to a cold storm. but as you said -- know, it had winds of 80 to 90 miles an hour. i think a lot of folks said, well, not a hurricane. not a big deal. >> wasn't a big deal. >> let's take a look at temps and conditions around the region. very quiet. 49 now. north/northwest winds, 13. it will get chilly tonight and tomorrow. then we'll talk about the weekend after this.
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all right. cooler air headed our way. but as i mentioned, it moved out warmer this weekend. so it's not going to be a real long cold spell. not going to last. at least not this time. take a look at temps. it has dropped down to 49 here. it is freezing. 32 in oakland. and that's moving over the mountains. be here later tonight. 43 in cumberland now. 48, ocean city. and locally, temperatures generally in the 40s now. mid- to upper 40s, still warm by the bay. kent island, annapolis, d.c. down by the river. at 53 degrees. still have a bit of a breeze. will die down later tonight. breeze will make you feel chilly. 70 the day before. near record-breaking temperatures. today, you still got into the 50s. although the official high was
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set at midnight in the low to mid-60s. still, then it's dropped into the 50s in the afternoon. here's a front that came through. didn't get a trace of rain out of it. just totally disappeared. the front stalling out to the south. it may bring us some clouds. and maybe some shower activity, as it comes back to the north as a warm front. you can see some rain down across the carolinas. for the time being, it's pretty quiet. a few snow showers in new york state. and just a few clouds upstream. but pri primarily, some of the chilly air across the great lakes. that's going to be with us the next couple of days. south of us, still mild. 60s. as you can see. still 50, kansas city. there's a big transition. and that transition is where we expect to see some showers breaking out. and we'll probably deal with that by early next week. mild air coming in. after a couple of chilly days. and we're showing shower activity developing to the west, by late friday. this probably will miss us, but i think we'll probably get some rain here by sunday night or monday.
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southeast winds, 5 to 10 knots. small craft advise sorry, through tomorrow morning. the bay temp around 48. tonight, it will be clear. and then chilly, with lighter winds, down around 30 in the early morning hours. sunshine returns tomorrow. all day long. but it will be cool. high of only 45. compared to 70, that's a big difference. >> yes, it is. >> i would say so. >> but it's still winter. thank you, bob. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. a study of tamoxifen may change change the way doctors treat breast cancer. details in healthwatch. deadly, head-on crash. new details on this accident near the baltimore county line. subway horror story. a man pushed to his death off the platform. the suspect and did anyone try to save bye, mom. we're here! [ giggling ] these days, nobody has time to get sick. mom, i don't feel good. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no time. minuteclinic, the medical clinic in cvs pharmacy
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it is now 6:30. 49 degrees and clear. and thanks for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a gruesome death caught on tape. a man pushed in front of the oncoming train in new york city. tonight, police say a suspect is making statements, implicating himself in that death. terrell brown reports for wjz with more. >> reporter: two days after this now infamous confrontation on a subway platform in midtown, manhattan, led to the
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death of kesuk hahn. investigators are looking at a man they believe pushed hahn onto the tracks as a train approached. the grisly event unfolded in front of a crowd of people. >> the train was approaching. slowing down at that point. but after it was slowly going to the platform, you almost heard like a thud. a thud like something was under the train. >> reporter: nayim davis, seen here arguing with the victim was apprehended tuesday. the 30-year-old street vendor reportedly confessed after being spotted by an off-duty officer. he recently shaved his head but was recognized by this news stand operator. >> i said, that looks like you. and he said, no, that's not me. and i said, i'm looking at the nose and i rose recognize you. >> reporter: police have plenty of photographic evidence from the scene. r., umar abassi, a freelance photographer managed to take 49 shots, including the one that landed on the front page of the
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new york post. >> it all happened so fast. i don't know what i could have done more, other than jump onto the tracks. and try to save him. but i'm not strong enough to lift a body off the tracks. >> reporter: a doctor tried to revive hahn but to no avail. so just how many could have helped before the train arrived is one question new yorkers are now trying to answer. terrell brown, new york. >> the suspect faces a number of charges tonight. we're learning more about the deadly crash we first told you about as breaking news this time last night. mary is live in the newsroom with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: vic, 32-year-old raia padia died in the overhead crash. police say a toyota pickup being driven by a westminster man crossed the center line and struck the victim's car, head- on. that car then plowed into a third vehicle. the driver of the pickup truck was flown to shock trauma.
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route 140 was shut down for hours as a result of that crash. vic? >> mary, thank you. and anyone with information is asked to call state police. the back and forth war of words continues over alan gross, the maryland man being held in cuba. cuba accused the u.s. of lying about the health and condition of gross's confinement. gross from montgomery county was arrested for allegedly spying. gross said he was just setting up wireless internet for a small, jewish community in cuba. the pretrial hearing continues for the army private accused in the largest-leak of classified documents. they are saying bradley manning was a danger to himself and others. forcing confinement. he said it led to harsh pretrial punishment. federal lawmakers attempt to back away from the fiscal cliff. political reporter pat warren
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was with social security employees as they protested in baltimore today. >> reporter: marylanders at home and in washington know what's at stake. >> sequestration is something that we have to make sure we avoid. >> over half a million marylanders depend directly on the federal government for their job. >> the middle class has suffered enough. all marylanders will be affected if we allow the fiscal cliff to happen. >> reporter: while they hash it out on the hill, they are urging to work together to avoid automatic increases and spending cults set for the -- cuts set for the end of the year. >> a group demonstrating made their feelings known, urging a resolution that does not include cuts in social security jobs and services. >> we're concerned about the cuts to social security. and we would like to see things change. and we don't want to see our public hurt in any way. we want to serve the public every day. >> you don't take money out of people's hands when you're
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trying to promote jobs. >> this is not a crime to cut back. >> reporter: for maryland issue there's more than social security cuts at stake. overall, maryland has 3,000 direct jobs and another 230,000 contracting jobs supported by the federal government. >> reporter: maryland has the fourth highest number of government-related jobs in the country. i'm pat warren reporting. now back to you on t hill. >> employees at more than 100 social security offices nationwide, participated in demonstrations today. social security headquarters is in woodlawn, baltimore county. time now for a quick look at tomorrow's edition of the baltimore sun. wrapping up with the winter's warmest trend. faux furs. and reports from baseball's winter meetings in nashville. for these stories and a lot more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun. remember, you can look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. in tonight's healthwatch report, a new study could change the current standard of care in breast cancer
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treatment. researchers find that taking the drug tamoxifen for longer periods of time, could have significant benefits. ines ferre reports for wjz from new york. >> reporter: carrie kappa cella took the drug tamoxifen for five years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer at 33. >> even though it may, you know, make you not feel great. or you might have side effects, it's -- you know that you're doing something that is helping you. >> reporter: now, new research suggests women should take tamoxifen for 10 years, twice as long as the current 5-year recommendation. researchers at the university of oxford found breast cancer patients who took the drug longer were less likely to die from the disease ask less likely to have their cancer come back. >> the benefits are particularly in the second 10 years. that's very help helpful, i think, for that group of women who have really been worrying until now. >> reporter: there are about 230,000 new cases of breast cancer each year. 50,000 are in young women
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before menopause. tamoxifen is a top drug treatment for that group since it blocks the hormone estrogen, which can fuel tumors. >> i think this will have an effect on practice. and particularly for my young patients at high risk of recurrence, i think longer tamoxifen now will feel much safer for all of us. >> reporter: researchers say even women like carrie, who completed tamoxifen years ago, may consider going back on it. >> i trust my doctor. unequivocally. so if he said to me, you need to go on this drug for five years, i would do it. >> reporter: the 44-year-old said she just wants to be here for as many years as she can. in new york, ines ferre, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: tamoxifen does have side effects, include increased risk for endometrial cancer, blood clots, hot flashes and nausea. but the risk of serious side effects is low. still to come on wjz eyewitness news. remembering a musical pioneer. a look back at the career of dave brubeck.
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caoss in cairo. more on theex -- egyptian president trying to seize power. more on the cooling forecast coming up. here are the top stories on at this hour. for updates on all the day's news, and the updated forecast any time, log onto
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100,000 protestors rally against igyptian president mohammed morsey. more than 120 people have been wounded today involving clashes. three more of the leaders' aides have resigned in protest of the way he is handling the crisis. this comes as three others left their posts. protestors say he should drop the decree and a new draft that limits citizens rights. heavy smoke is obscuring roadways and causing traffic problems there. residents were evacuated earlier today. but after weather conditions improved, they were told they could go back to their homes. fire officials say the fire was deliberately set. the hospital treating the duchess of cambridge is apologizing today, after a nurse revealed private details
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about kate to a prank caller. monica villamizar reports for wjz london. >> reporter: the duchess of cambridge got a hospital visit from her very -- sister pippa and brother james. they arrived a day after a caller pretending to be the queen got through to kate's nurse. >> good morning. >> hello there. could i speak to kate, please, my granddaughter? >> reporter: the australian d.j.s pulling the prank fooled their way past the operator and then tricked kate's nurse as well. she revealed that the duchess, who had been treated for severe morning sickness had not thrown up during her shift. >> she has been given fluids to rehydrate her. she was quite dehydrated when she came in. >> reporter: a second d.j., pretending to be prince charles, replied, well, it's no palace, is it? >> when can you take may to hospital, charles? >> when will it be all right to come down and see her? maybe in the morning or
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something if that's okay. >> i would suggest that any time after 9:00 would be suitable. >> reporter: the hospital director has said he deplores the foolish prank and promises to investigate the breakdown in security. >> reporter: the call went on for several minutes, complete with the queen's fake dogs barking in the background. the radio host from the australian station today f.m., apologize the -- apologized for the hoax. they said they thought they'd be disconnected as soon as the nurse heard heard their terrible accents. in london, monica villamizar, wjz eyewitness news. >> i'm not making this up. jersey shore star, snooky has words of wisdom for the duchess of cambridge. snooky tells them that katherine should intoip her -- enjoy her pregnancy and be excited. she said it's hard, but she shouldn't, quote, stress out. the 23-year-old actress has one
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child. dr. phil's car was recovered. it was one of 19 found. people were breaking in, stealing rides and switching vehicle identification numbers to avoid being caught. it was taken months ago. [ no audio ] ♪[ music ] ♪ brubeck was the first modern jazz musician on the cover of "time" magazine. that was 1954. the pianist and composer helped define the swinging, smoky rhythms of the gen radio. -- gen riry. his -- genry -- jenner. jean -- ge in re. there's important news today in the fight against breast cancer. there's a new study that recommends a big change in the
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treatment to prevent its recurrence. we'll have that for you tonight on the cbs evening news. and here's a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street. we'll be right back.
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a powerful snowstorm. you can see the near whiteout conditions there. rescue teams are being subject out to -- sent out to help people in isolated areas. live look outside here in our weather. after some unseasonably warm temperatures. colder temperatures are back. but at least no snow yet. bob turk is here with the updated first warning weather. -- center. >> not a flake. at least not right now. sunny all day long. 30 in the mid-40s by afternoon. next five days, it will be chilly tomorrow. a little warmer on friday. and there will be more clouds. there could be some shower activity tomorrow night. but 61-degree temperatures. a chance we'll see some rain late sunday into monday. but look how mild still. 55 and 60. it will get chilly again by the middle of next week. vic? >> okay, bob. thank you. still to come tonight. how close is ravens' linebacker
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terrell suggs to possibly playing against the redskins this weekend? >> stan has the updated answer [ male announcer ] connoisseurs of flavor. experts in aroma. they're the world championship cheese judges. [ air horn blowing ] and while they might seem kind of odd to you -- like this guy -- we just love them. and at the 2012 championship they awarded cracker barrel gold for cheddar for its rich, full flavor. thanks cheese geniuses. cracker barrel. it's cheddar, perfected.
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will he or won't he? stan is here with the wjz the fan sports report to tell us. >> it's a mystery that grows every day. but you what happen? he is needed. because there's a quarterback
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down in d.c. going to be hearing his name for a lot of years to come, folks. this weekend in landover. the ravens are going to need every ounce of effort and energy on every defensive play to contain redskins quarterback phenom robert griffin the third. and who could mean more than the reigning defensive lineman of the year, terrell suggs. he tore his right biceps muscle. six weeks after returning to duty following achilles heel surgery, and slowly but surely, suggs has made his presence known. but for now, his wanting to be on the field may exceed his need for suiting up. so siz -- sizzles is his nickname. will you play on sunday? >> we gotta see how it goes. you all pretty much know me, who have been around here for sometime. we kind of live by you know, the creed is, you can breathe, you can play. but we just gotta check it out. see how it holds up throughout
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the week. >> despite terrell suggs' return, still being up in the air. defensive star ray lewis practiced today for the first time since mid-october. via a written statement. an excited ray lewis said he is making tremendous progress. won't be able to play against the skins this weekend. but he'll try to help his team prepare for that game in whatever way he can. and says he it plan to play again this season. so be sure to catch ravens- redskins, the beltway battle, revisited. sunday, 1:00. on this very same wjz 13. then, immediately following that contest, tune in to the post game show. mark, mary, marty. former raven, wally williams, and yours truly, with highlights, reactions, analysis and more, right after the game, here on wjz. december baseball talk. finding birds fans, buzzing. now that outfielder nate mcclelland, who has had a spectacular season, has been re- signed to a deal. got a lot of monetary incentives, too. nate now flirting with a chance
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to play potentially every day. if he displays the ability shown in his two months with the orioles. got those college hoops for you. maryland's terps, off to a 7-1 start. after dropping the opener. tonight, the terps host the university of maryland eastern shore. riding to deswells. throwing down in his last two court appearances. but he feels he's got work to do. >> reporter: as a team, we have to get better. you know, i feel like my turnovers have hurt us a little bit. you know, that's something that me and coach have talked about. and i have to get down. and later in the season, that's going to be essential for us to be a really, really good team. and for us to be a good ncaa team moving forward. and we'll have highlights at 11:00. last night, umbc. coughed up five turnovers against george mason. and sharod white. it was 30-11 at one point.
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patriot, despite 14 from umbc. the retrievers fall. they're now 2-6, under acting head coach, thomas. last night's defeat, 74-63. george mason, over at umbc. all right. see you at 11:00. >> all right. be here. thank you, stan. be right back.
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don't miss the cbs primetime lineup tonight at 10:00. it's the gramy nominations concert, with some of the biggest names in music. that will be followed, of course, by eyewitness news at 11:00. and that's it for us right now. we'll be back at 11:00. i'm vic carter. >> so it's not the grammy itself. it's the grammy nominations. >> yes. i'm denacy coke. thank fist are watching wjz eyewitness news. thanks for w >> pelley: tonight, raising
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the stakes. the administration says it's absolutely ready to go over the fiscal cliff unless republicans agree to tax increases. reports from major garrett and chip reid. elaine quijano on a new study that could lead to a major change in treatment for breast cancer. >> recurrence is something you live with for your entire life. >> pelley: a household name in computers is wanted in a murder investigation. bob orr reports he was tracked down by the technology he lived by. and we note two milestones: an eyewitness to this moment in history has died. then anthony mason will take five to remember dave brubeck, a giant of jazz. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, they've never said it quite like this: the president's treasury secretary made i


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